Emeritus Professor John   Gascoigne
Emeritus Professor

Emeritus Professor John Gascoigne

BA Sydney, MA Princeton, PhD Cambridge, Litt.D Cambridge
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Humanities & Languages

John Gascoigne was educated at Sydney (BA hons 1), Princeton (MA) and Cambridge Universities (PhD and Litt.D) and is a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. He has taught in Papua New Guinea and has been at UNSW since 1980. His publications have dealt with the impact of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment along with eighteenth-century exploration. His most recent monographs are Captain Cook. Voyager between Words (Continuum, 2007), winner of the Frank Broeze biennial prize of the Australian Maritime History Association and Encountering the Pacific in the Age of the Enlightenment (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

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Off-Campus

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Awards

2014  NSW Premier's History Prize (General Category):: Encountering the Pacific in the Age of the Enlightenment (Cambridge University Press, 2014(also short-listed for the 2015 Prime Minister's Literary Awards (Non-fiction section).

2009 Frank Broeze biennial prize of the Australian Maritime History Association: Captain Cook. Voyager between Words (Continuum, 2007) (also Short-listed for NSW Premier’s History Prize (General Category), 2008)

1995 Short-listed for NSW Premier’s Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction: Joseph Banks and the English Enlightenment. Useful Knowledge and Polite Culture (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994)

1990 co-winner, Australian Historical Association’s Hancock Prize for a first book: Cambridge in the Age of the Enlightenment. Science, Religion and Politics from the Restoration to the French Revolution (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989)

 

 

 

 

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